Identity Theft, Drug Possession Arrests in Ventura
Identity Theft, Drug Possession Arrests in Ventura
Ventura Police arrested three men and charged them with a variety of drug offenses and identity theft. Investigators from the department’s Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant on a Ventura home. They had information indicating that the residents conducted methamphetamine sales from the home.

During the raid, police recovered about an ounce of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin and a weapon. They arrested three occupants at the time of the search. Prosecutors charged one of the home’s occupants with felony methamphetamine sales and identity theft. A second occupant of the home faces a possession for sale charge. Police are holding the third occupant of the home on five outstanding warrants.

City code enforcement officials are also investigating substandard building conditions at the residence.

Ventura Identity Theft Lawyer

California’s Proposition 47 reduced the severity of certain drug offenses. The law still allows felony prosecution of certain offenses – including possession for sale, and possession of some drugs. Further, prosecutors look for other opportunities to prosecute felonies not covered by Proposition 47, including identity theft. The threat of prosecution for more serious felonies explains why you need to hire an aggressive, experienced identity theft lawyer like Robert Helfend.

Mr. Helfend has defended thousands of Californians in his nearly 35 years of practice as a Ventura criminal defense attorney. Unlike the service you’ll find in a larger, less personal law firm, you’ll work directly with Mr. Helfend on your defense. Your attorney’s attention to detail can make the difference when the court hears your case.

Don’t settle for less than the best. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County identity theft case.

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Ventura stop leads to drug possession, weapons charges
Ventura stop leads to drug possession, weapons charges
Police arrested a Ventura man on suspicion of drug possession and weapons charges following a traffic stop. Ventura officers attempted to stop a man at about 2:30 in the morning. Initially the driver did not stop. Officers also observed him moving around suspiciously in the vehicle while he was driving.

After the driver stopped, police approached the vehicle. Because an officer spotted a firearm in plain sight on the floor, they detained the man and searched the vehicle. During the search, they discovered a quantity of methamphetamine inside the car.

Prosecutors charged the man with one felony and three misdemeanors, including possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, drug possession and driving on a suspended license. His next court appearance is in April. He was given a $50,000 bond, but remains lodged in the Ventura County Jail.

Ventura drug possession attorney

Proposition 47 reduced the severity of several types of drug possession charges. While the severity of drug charges may decrease, the number of other charges you may face could go up. Prosecutors may use Prop 47 offenses as a reason to increase the number of charges against you. By focusing on other offenses like those involving weapons, they can still fight for felony charges against you.

That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive drug possession attorney by your side in court. Robert Helfend practices criminal defense in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He has more than 30 years of experience in California courtrooms. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Helfend has successfully represented thousands of Californians who faced criminal charges.

Mr. Helfend will fight aggressively to get charges against you reduced or dropped. When that isn’t possible, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney. See the difference an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney can make.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County drug possession case.
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